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Monday, 7 June 2010

Quote of the Day: June 7th - Dorothy Parker

QUOTE OF THE DAY: June 7th - Dorothy Parker

A sad day for all quotation fans as Dorothy Parker died on this day in 1967.

One of the greatest comic writers of the 20th century and a member of the Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy was famous for her acerbic wit and her withering book & play reviews for The New Yorker , Vanity Fair and Esquire magazine and is still the go to role model for female critics today ...

The Autobiography Of Margot Asquith [1920-22] - "Four volumes, neatly boxed, suitable for throwing purposes."

"Marion Davies has two expressions: joy and indigestion."

"To me, Edith Evans looks like something that would eat its young."

"Merle Oberon speaks eighteen languages, and can’t say 'No' in any of them. "

The Lake [1933] - "Go to the Martin Beck Theatre and watch Katharine Hepburn run the gamut of emotions from A to B."

"Dorothy was a tangled fishnet of contradictions: she liked the rich because she liked the way they looked, their clothes, the things in their houses, and she disliked them with an open and baiting contempt; she believed in socialism but seldom, except in the sticky sentimental minutes, could stand the sight of a working radical."
Lillian Hellman

"Being a bitch is a tricky business. Dorothy Parker at the Algonquin? Good. Jade Goody in the Big Brother house? Bad."
Viv Groskop in The Observer (2007)

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